Round two in "The Hobbit" negotiations has been passed to the lawyers as legal teams from Warner Bros. and New Zealand's government meet to discuss possible changes to the country's labor laws.
As goes DreamWorks Animation, so goes Hollywood -- at least in recent months.
With production due to start in three months, "The Hobbit" is finally home in New Zealand -- following a vitriolic dispute underlining the high stakes of mega-budget tentpoles.
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A month after locking down Michael Jackson, SEE Virtual Worlds has scared up a deal with Universal to build an online destination around Van Helsing and the studio's classic monsters.
Thesp John Crawford, who appeared in more than 200 titles in his over 40-year career, died of a stroke on Sept. 21 in Newbury Park, Calif. He was 90.
Moving docu should receive global airplay.
Set in the gas refineries of southern Iran, the pic offers glimpses into the lives of three men, transplanted workers living in disused segments of concrete pipes.
Warner Bros. is getting in the ring with "Get Smart" director Peter Segal to helm boxing comedy "Grudge Match," set up with Bill Gerber and Mark Steven Johnson.
Brutal violence dominates the dynamic, glossy Korean thriller "The Man from Nowhere."
Invisible forces threaten to pull apart a sub-nuclear family of three during a vacation in the admirable but faintly flawed Brit chamber piece "Archipelago."